Train Rides

 
aerial shot of steam locomotive parked in rail yard between buildings
Steamtown's Baldwin Locomotive Works #26 under steam for the Scranton Limited yard shuttle.

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2024 Train Operations

A 2024 schedule is anticipated to be available by the end of March, 2024.

The Steamtown rail experience varies from short 30-minute trips exploring the park’s historic railroad yard to full-day trips through the Poconos.

Purchasing Tickets and Ticket Availability

Short Train Ride Tickets:
Tickets for our short train rides, which include the Scranton Limited or Caboose Experience, are not available for advance purchase online and must be purchased on-site at the Information Kiosk, the day of your visit. All ticket sales will be credit card only.

  • Beginning in May, our short train rides are anticipated to operate Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as staffing permits. Departure times are: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:15pm, and 2:30pm.
  • Tickets are $6.00 for adults and kids over the age of 5; kids 5 and under are $1.00.


Excursion Tickets:
Tickets for our Excursions will be available for purchase in advance online through recreation.gov. Additionally, excursion tickets may be purchased on-site at the Information Kiosk. All ticket sales will be credit card only.

  • Excursions typically operate on a Saturday or Sunday and departure times vary. For schedule information pertaining to a specific excursion, use the links below.
  • Ticket pricing varies depending on the destination. For pricing information pertaining to a specific excursion or destination, use the links below.
    • Pricing Ranges:
      • Adult (ages 12-61): $25.00-$55.00;
      • Senior (ages 62+): $23.00-$50.00;
      • Youth (ages 3-11): $18.00-$33.00;
      • Child (ages 0-2): $1.00.
 

Short Train Rides

2024 Season:

  • The "Scranton Limited" yard shuttle is anticipated to operate Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as staffing permits. Departure times are: 10:30am11:30am1:15pm, and 2:30pm.
  • Tickets are $6.00 for adults and kids over the age of 5; kids 5 and under are $1.00Tickets must be purchased on-site at the Information Kiosk, the day of your visit. Tickets are valid all day and for ANY departure time on the date of purchase.
  • Seating availability is first come, first served; we recommend getting in line 15-20 minutes ahead of scheduled departure time.

NOTICE:

  • Train rides are subject to cancellation due to mechanical issues, inclement weather, or crew availability.

A 3-mile round trip ride lasting approximately 30-minutes. The locomotive travels through the rail yards, crosses the Lackawanna River, passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel and stops at the University of Scranton before returning to the Steamtown boarding area.

A short 15-20-minute ride in our historic caboose within the park boundaries. It gives visitors a chance to experience what life was like at the back of the train. This experience is included with the purchase of a Scranton Limited ticket. Please note: this additional experience is solely dependent upon staff and volunteer availability and may not be offered the day of your visit.

 

Excursions Beyond Steamtown NHS

A 2024 schedule is anticipated to be available by the end of March, 2024.

Last updated: February 7, 2024

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Contact Info

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150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018

Phone:

(570) 445-1898
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